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CrossFitter of the Month – April 2016

Hey Friends!

This month we’re recognizing someone who has been working hard, being smart, having fun, and dabbling in the morning, afternoon and evening classes.  This person has been inspiring others in the gym for a while, whether it’s through their desire to improve their technique on the lifts/gymnastics movements, or to remain healthy through set backs, or to maintain a positive attitude through interruptions.  We’re all proud and excited to name April’s CrossFitter of the Month as….



Brittney!  Thanks for being awesome and always bringing such a great attitude to the gym with you (and Easton, who has a knack for improving everyone’s day too!)

Name: Brittney Ramakko

Age: 30

Occupation: Client Service Coordinator for the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers

What was your exercise experience prior to crossfit?

I grew up on a lake, so I did lots of swimming, kayaking and water sports. About 8 years ago I joined Goodlife and fell in love with running (10k was my specialty). Soon afterwards I met Alicia and discovered she was as crazy as I am about workouts, and we were signing up for races together and attending our regular Body Attack classes at Goodlife.

How long have you been doing crossfit and why do you choose to crossfit?

After yet another 6am class had been canceled at Goodlife, I started looking around for another gym that had early morning classes. I came across an article about crossfit on the internet so I opened my browser and typed in “crossfit sudbury”. I signed up for an introductory session and was hooked immediately. Now I’ve been doing crossfit for about a year and a half.

What is your favorite part about crossfit?

I love the atmosphere as soon as you walk in, everyone is so friendly, upbeat and encouraging. I love the motivation provided by others, and that people will actually stop their workouts and encourage you to reach a milestone. I found when I was doing a lot of long distance running it was getting very boring, lonely and time consuming. Now I can show up at the gym and workout in half the time and continue to get fitter (and have WAY more fun).

What are the accomplishments you are proud of? (Crossfit or non crossfit related)

Outside of crossfit my greatest accomplishment would be my little boy, Easton, I couldn’t even imagine life without my little coach beside me. Crossfit wise I am most proud of myself when I push past my comfort zone or lift anything after I psych myself out thinking that something is too heavy. The confidence boost you get afterwards is worth it.


Favorite workout or lift?

My favorite lift right now would be the snatch, I also really like the longer workouts and I love Murph.

Anything else you would like to share please feel free     

big thanks to Adam and Kristin for operating such an amazing facility, also to all the coaches for your time, patience and encouragement . I have to give a shout out to the 6am crew who were so welcoming, you guys are- as Beau would say-the best. Lastly to all the coaches and member who have made coming back to the gym with a baby so easy. I really appreciate it when I’m busy with a workout or go running outside and I know that if Easton fusses there is someone there to help me out because despite what James says-he does cry.